Planning a Mother’s Day get together, and want to offer healthier options to your guests?
Try these vegan brunch recipes your guests will love.
Fresh Fruit Platter
Just about everyone can appreciate a beautiful and inviting tray of fresh fruit. In this video, Monique of Divas Can Cook shows us how to DIY this colorful fruit tray with fresh flowers at home.
Divas Can Cook is not all plant-based, but some recipes can be adapted.
Gluten Free Banana & Oat Pancakes
YouTuber Fabiola of Shine with Plants shows us how to make this luscious looking stack of pancakes with just a few simple ingredients, and no eggs or dairy. This recipe uses oatmeal instead of wheat flour so it is gluten-free as well if you use gluten-free oats. See the full ingredients list and instructions in the description box.
Quick Berry Compote
Cook two cups of frozen mixed berries in a small saucepan on low to medium heat until the mixture is warm and the liquid coats the back of a spoon. Add orange zest and/or cinnamon to taste. This sauce can be used as a substitute for maple or pancake syrup without the sugar or high fructose corn syrup. You can always add a touch of real maple syrup or honey to your pancakes separately if you want more sweetness.
A salad is a great way to round out a simple brunch menu. If you don’t think you like salads or don’t have a recipe you love, try this “Bomb Salad” from Jenné of Sweet Potato Soul. Instead of telling you exactly what to put in the salad, she gives you the formula to create a delicious and hearty salad based on what you and your guests like.
Plant-based Sausage Patties
When I tried this plant-based sausage recipe, I was hopeful but skeptical. Could I really make a passable faux sausage at home? Happily, our Easter brunch guests loved it, and they were not all vegan!
The most important thing with sausage is the spices, and this recipe is not at all short on spice. All the usual suspects including sage, fennel, paprika, and maple syrup are in attendance, and liquid smoke really brings it together. The cayenne and red pepper flakes can be left out if you’re cooking for kids or others who are sensitive to spicy foods.
According to the website, the patties can be made ahead and frozen, which is perfect for a party.
Whether it’s a fresh fruit platter, banana and oat pancakes with berry oatmeal, a bomb salad, or homemade sausage, these recipes are great for Mother’s Day or any day.
If you’re one of the millions of people for whom Mother’s Day is complicated for various reasons, I’m thinking of you. Just know that however you feel this Mother’s Day, it’s understandable, and it’s ok.